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University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital named among 'America's Best' by U.S.News & World Report

June 18, 2009

U.S.News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals Badge

The University of Chicago Comer Children's hospital has again ranked in the 2009 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, to be published in U.S.News & World Report.

This is the second year in a row that Comer Children's Hospital has appeared on the U.S. News survey. The magazine lists the 30 top-ranked hospitals in general pediatrics and six specialties. Comer is ranked in two pediatric specialties: endocrine and diabetes (#22); and neonatal care, the care of critically ill or very premature newborns (#30).

The methodology behind this year’s rankings weighed a three-part blend of reputation, outcome, and care-related measures such as nursing care, advanced technology, credentialing, and other factors. The reputation score is based on a combination of opinions from pediatric specialists about the hospitals they would recommend for the sickest children and data gathered in a 65-page survey covering important medical information ranging from surgical death rates to whether pediatric anesthesiologists and other subspecialists are on the staff. A detailed description of the methodology can be found at

The rankings are posted on and will be published in the August issue of U.S.News & World Report, available on newsstands July 21.

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